Woodbridge, NJ
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Woodbridge is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 19,505 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Woodbridge is the 99th largest community in New Jersey.

Woodbridge is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Woodbridge is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Woodbridge who work in office and administrative support (14.44%), computer science and math (11.28%), and management occupations (10.82%).

Also of interest is that Woodbridge has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One downside of living in Woodbridge is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Woodbridge, the average commute to work is 34.05 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

In Woodbridge, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Woodbridge is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The citizens of Woodbridge are among the most well-educated in the nation: 40.35% of adults in Woodbridge have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Woodbridge in 2010 was $34,959, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $139,836 for a family of four. However, Woodbridge contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Woodbridge is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Woodbridge home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Woodbridge residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Woodbridge also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 20.33% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Woodbridge include Irish, Polish, German, and Hungarian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Woodbridge's cultural character, accounting for 30.39% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in Woodbridge is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Hindi.